Written by Giavanna Foster

Kobe Bryant received the Legend Award at Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids Choice Sports Awards. Here’s the scoop:

Russell Wilson hosted the 2016 Kids Choice Sports Awards. This show, which aired on Nickelodeon, took place at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Kobe Bryant was chosen as the Legend Award recipient. Before the show, Russell Wilson congratulated Kobe Bryant. Wilson also mentioned that Bryant is one of his favorite basketball players. Wilson stated that Bryant, also known as the Black Mamba, influenced people around the world. In April 2016, we wrote a featured piece about Kobe Bryant’s basketball career and legacy. Click here to read it.

“Honestly bro, you’re a legend… the true legend of the game… I’m happy for you man… you influenced people all over the world… The slime’s going to hit you pretty hard so get ready to go,” Wilson said.

After receiving the Legend Award blimp, Kobe Bryant gave an inspiring speech. Bryant sported black pants and a grey graphic tee with a Bruce Lee image and “fear is for others” quote. Onstage, Bryant said that receiving this award felt amazing. He thanked his fans, wife, and two daughters. Bryant stated that he achieved his goals with hard work and dedication. He stated that “you cannot let others crush your dreams” before challenging the audience to pursue their dreams and goals with determination.

Update: Click here to watch Kobe Bryant’s full speech on Nickelodeon.